Olean Housing Authority
PO Box 438
Olean, Cattaraugus County, NY

716-372-8262

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Olean Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers four apartment communities that are located in Olean.

To apply for public housing, you can visit the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at: 132 N. Union St., #118, Olean, NY 14760, Monday-Friday, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, elderly, disabled, or a victim of domestic violence.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 716-372-8262, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Olean Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 306 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Olean Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units.

Olean Housing Authority is among the 16% of New York housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Olean Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 78. The scores for properties managed by Olean Housing Authority range from a high of 84 to a low of 65.

The highest scoring property in the Olean Housing Authority portfolio is South Court and the lowest scoring property is Olean House.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Olean Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Olean Housing Authority owns and manages 306 public housing units in 4 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Olean Housing Authority is $332.00 compared to the state average of $395.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of New York ranges from a low of $259.00 to a high of $704.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Olean Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/8/10 Plan
2007 4/13/07 Plan
2006 5/10/06 Plan
2005 5/20/05 Plan
2004 4/26/04 Plan
2003 5/2/03 Plan
2002 5/16/02 Plan
2001 5/1/01 Plan
2000 6/1/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

306

Public Housing Units

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

No units

Section 8 Size

Low-Rent

Program Type

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